Thoracic (Chest) Conditions
Thoracic conditions are illnesses that affect the organs inside your chest, such as your lungs, heart or esophagus.
When medicine, lifestyle changes or other options do not ease your symptoms or condition, your doctor may suggest surgery. Surgery can include: open surgery through one large incision (cut) or minimally invasive surgery through a few small incisions.
Minimally invasive surgery can be done through video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) or da Vinci robotic-assistedsurgery.
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The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
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Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.
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